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Vinland Saga anime gets second season

During the “Vinland Saga 2nd Anniversary Memorial Movie” broadcast, the production of a second season for the animated adaptation of Makoto Yukimura’s manga, Vinland Saga, was announced. The announcement did not reveal a premiere date, but confirmed that director Shuuhei Yabuta and designer Takahiko Abiru will be back.

The announcement also included a promotional image and commemorative illustrations by creator Makoto Yukimura, director Shuuhei Yabuta, and animation director Takahiko Abiru.

Yukimura began publishing the manga in Kodansha publisher’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in April 2005, and subsequently moved it to Monthly Afternoon magazine in December 2005. The work inspired a twenty-four episode anime adaptation produced by WIT Studio, directed by Shuuhei Yabuta and scripts written by Hiroshi Seko and Kenta Ihara, released in July 2019.

Vinland Saga Synopsis

Thorfinn, son of one of the greatest warriors of the Vikings, is among the best fighters of the mercenary band of mercenaries led by the cunning Askeladd. However, Thorfinn is not part of the group due to the looting involved, instead, for having caused a great tragedy to his family, the boy has promised to kill Askeladd in a fair duel. Thorfinn spends his childhood with the mercenary crew, honing his skills on the battlefield among the Danes, where killing is just another pleasure in life.

One day, when Askeladd receives news that the Danish prince Canute has been taken hostage, he hatches an ambitious plan: one that will decide the next king of England and drastically alter the lives of Thorfinn, Canute and his own. Set in the 11th century in Europe, Vinland Saga tells a bloody epic in an era where violence, madness and injustice are inescapable, providing a haven for the battle-maddened hell and the rest of those who live in it.

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